Azusa Pacific University System
Associate of Science
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Health Sciences Program Requirements
The A.S. degree is a 60-unit program that prepares students for a wide range of career options in the health sciences field.
This course promotes the intellectual and rhetorical skills necessary to write persuasive and argumentative prose. Specific areas addressed to include logic, grammar, and rhetoric. Clarity of purpose and perspicuity of argument are examined through attention to critical thinking, logical fallacies, and textual analysis. Prerequisite: ENG 101
This course offers practical instruction on how to speak effectively and introduces the basic principles underlying effective communication. Topics range from the study of theoretical models of interpersonal and public communication to the fundamental skills of research, organization, and delivery of informative and persuasive discourse.
Introduces students to the visual arts and architecture of various times and cultures with a focus on interpretation and meaning-making, and consideration of the role of visual arts in building and responding to culture. Students develop a deeper understanding of the history, forms, and styles of art and architecture with the aim of expanding students' personal awareness of art and themselves.
MATH 105 is designed for the non-science major. Key areas of focus include financial literacy, numerically-based decision making, growth, scale, consumer applications, probability, and numerical applications. The course applies basic college-level mathematics to real-life problems.
An introduction to the scientific study of human nature, reviewing multiple perspectives of psychological thought surrounding the relationship between the brain and behavior, perception, learning and cognition, development, social behavior, personality, and psychopathology and psychotherapy.
This course provides an introduction to concepts and tools of economic analysis for microeconomics. Students study the interactions of firms and consumers: consumer demands, firm costs, price determination under various market structures, and the role of government in a market economy. Prerequisite: MATH 125 or STAT 280
This course provides an in-depth analysis of global historical trends which have transformed world civilization, such as the emergence of world system(s); formation of ethnic, racial, and national identities; capitalism, colonialism, and development; ecological imperialism; religious movements; industrialization; and modernization. Prerequisite: ENG 105
This course acquaints the student with the major developments of U.S. history from early colonial developments through the Civil War. Emphasis is given to the ideas, groups, and events that helped form American culture. Students develop critical reading and writing skills by analyzing primary documents in this era and also by considering how past movements have shaped our country in the present day. Students who have successfully completed HIS 201 will not receive credit for this course. Prerequisite: ENG105
This course acquaints the student with the major developments of U.S. history from the Reconstruction Era through recent times. Emphasis is given to the ideas, groups, and events that helped form American culture. Students develop critical reading and writing skills by analyzing primary documents in this era and also by considering how past movements have shaped our country in the present day. Students who have successfully completed HIS 201 will not receive credit for this course. Prerequisite: ENG105
Exploration of United States history from pre-colonization until the Industrial Revolution. Candidates reflect on the importance of democracy and the Constitution as a lens for understanding democratic principles that serve as the foundation of our political system.
This course covers organic and biochemistry topics related to the health sciences. Emphasis is placed on organic nomenclature, functional groups, selected organic reactions, and biochemical pathways. Lab activities will focus on the application of organic and biochemistry with respect to the health sciences.
This course introduces Old Testament biblical literature, hermeneutics, and literary critical methodologies with a primary focus on the books of Exodus and Deuteronomy. Students study to observe the overall structure of these books, their historical settings, and modern approaches to their literary analysis. Students study to interpret individual texts within each book and study how Deuteronomy uses the material of Exodus to communicate God’s Word to a new generation.
This course introduces New Testament biblical literature, hermeneutics, and literary critical methodologies with a primary focus on the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles. Special attention is given to the meaning of the texts with regard to their political, cultural, religious, and geographical settings; the literary structures and genres employed; and how those texts are relevant for faithful Christian living.
This course lays a strong foundation for a successful transition to college by increasing critical thinking, curiosity, goal orientation, and motivation. It provides an orientation to LAPU, the Moodle Online Learning System, digital library services, and other support services. Students are introduced to the idea of a Christian liberal arts education, strengths approach learning and opportunities to develop practical skills and strategies for addressing the challenges of college.
An extensive study of psychological development from conception through death. This multidisciplinary approach examines the effects of psychosocial, cognitive, biological, moral, and related factors that impact human development.
Lecture, 3 units; Lab, 1 unit The focus is on fundamental microbiological principles and laboratory techniques with an emphasis on disease-causing microorganisms, new and old methods of disease treatment and prevention, and host immune responses. Prerequisite: BIO 235 or BIO 245, or their equivalents
Lecture, 3 units; Lab, 1 unit This course is intended for nursing and allied health students requiring a two-semester anatomy and physiology sequence. This course covers the structure and function of cells and tissues, along with the anatomy and physiology of the integumentary, skeletal, nervous, and muscular systems. This course includes both lecture and laboratory components.
Lecture, 3 units; Lab, 1 unit This course is intended for nursing and allied health students requiring a two-semester anatomy and physiology sequence. This course covers the continuation of body systems started in Anatomy and Physiology I and includes the study of the endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. This course includes both lecture and laboratory components. Prerequisite: BIO 230 Anatomy and Physiology I
An introduction to the main areas of philosophy, including epistemology, ethics, metaphysics, and philosophy of religion. The course will introduce students to the major philosophers and their writings. In addition, students will become familiar with worldview-thinking; a conceptual framework from which to examine, understand, and converse on the various topics in philosophy. In particular, students will learn to articulate a comprehensive Christian worldview and communicate their perspectives with clarity and relevancy.
Principle ethical theories and major thinkers who proposed them. Students examine key ethical systems and compare them to biblical teaching with the goal of articulating a Christian approach to ethics. Students explore a variety of ethical issues and acquire a step-by-step model for moral decision making.
This is an elementary course in basic statistical concepts. Students are introduced to the understanding and use of necessary computational procedures to attain the basic skills in the following: frequency distributions, graphs, central tendency, variability, normal curve, probabilities, correlation, hypothesis testing, and chi-square. Understanding and use of the above statistics are stressed over mathematical development.
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